I was wondering how weight loss subject is such a big deal for a long time. Check YouTube and it’s one of those videos that will easily earn millions of views even if the tips in there are just a spin-off of an article somewhere. But at the end of the day, it boils down to one practice that may or may not be effective for everyone given lifestyle, genetics, and other factors.
This road to thinness hype is getting so much in almost everyone. And you will get tired of hearing people ranting about how they are to hit the gym, eat just fruits, or try that no rice diet. The thing is dieting can be very expensive. Detox, gym membership, fruits, organic rice, blah blah blah.
Standing for 4’11 and weighing 35-40 kilogram, depending on my activities, I think I am not very thin but thinner than I was six years ago. The secret? Here you go.
1 . Repeatedly eat the food that you really like until you get sick of it.
I like a lot of food before—pizza, potato, adobong kangkong, bread. Four years ago, I was a pizza addict. I like it very much I think I am gonna pledge allegiance to it over everything else. So I ate it most of the times to a point that my burp smelled like pizza. And I got sick of it.
The trick here is you eliminate the foods you like very much until you end up with no much choice. Or you eat very little of it because you can’t even stand its smell.
2. Just sleep it away.
I am the laziest person on earth when weekend strikes. I don’t cook because I hate washing dishes. Going out to buy some is also not an option because sun-rays hurt my eyes and will just give me migraine anyway so why bother. I’ll just drink water and sleep the day. Make sure to sleep before you feel hunger because if you don’t, you will never doze off.
3. Read a very gripping book.
A lot of people are looking for economical tip to lose weight. Well for book lovers out there, you can relate, can’t you? A gripping book is worth the hunger. There are times that I would trade not eating or not even taking a bath over a book I am on because it will just haunt me anyway if I do not finish it.
4. Volunteer in an initiative where food is scarce.
My love for bread when I was in college put some weight on me. Like you can literally call me a ‘healthy baby’. But after a month-long volunteer work I shrank into my size today. Everyone was wondering why. Well, to start, I told you already I am lazy and I love reading so during weekend that is just what I do. I only had a glass of milk cereal and a biscuit for the day and eat rice during dinner. Hell, I do not believe that after 6 diet stuff. Then came this fieldwork where food was not really good I only took a bite or two in order to survive.
Now this is cliché sounding but the best thing in losing weight without spending too much is having that strong urge to say NO to food. Even if it is your favourite chocolate cake or afritada. When I am served with all my favourites, I would just tell my brain, “No it is not the end of the world yet. Just have what you can take”. Or I would think the consequence of the eating too much i.e. heavy tummy, reflux, etc.